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Old 12th November 2010, 13:46   #46
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Sorry to ask an OT question, what's your take on the comfort of Avy? I hear few people complaining that Avy is not that comfortable for the rider. Is that true? You also seem to say the rear seat being comfortable & hence the question.

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You shouldnt sit upright on an Avenger like you do on most bikes; sit relaxed and you should be ok.

And for rear, use the back rest.

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jkdas, congrats on the Twister. 65kmpl looks good. Isn't it the same engine as in the Shine? I haven't had a TD of the Twister
No, Twister gets a 110CC while Shine gets a 125CC.
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Old 16th March 2011, 16:54   #47
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@JKDas: Any update after 1 & 2nd Service. Initial Report of Twister & Whats the Avg.
Even i am looking for a comfortable Commuter, Daily run is 40 KMs in City.
Twister & Stunner are probable candidate from Honda. Still to Look at other bikes. Need Suggestions.
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Old 18th April 2011, 11:42   #48
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@JKDas: Any update after 1 & 2nd Service. Initial Report of Twister & Whats the Avg.
Even i am looking for a comfortable Commuter, Daily run is 40 KMs in City.
Twister & Stunner are probable candidate from Honda. Still to Look at other bikes. Need Suggestions.
Was too busy with work and kept forgetting about this. The bike is a peace of mind thing!

Odo now at 5000kms odd, 3rd service was done recently.

$ spend till date on service:

The total cost havent gone more than 700-800Rs !

Mileage:

I do get 60kmpl plus but I dont have a correct number. We dont take it to highway; just ride it around village roads.

Engine:

Awesome. I miss the 5th gear though. Engine is very torque for a 110cc. I took it to 80kmph few times with pillion sometimes and it never struggled nor felt lazy. What I am happy is that engine is damn smooth even when you do high speeds.

Electricals:

Headlight is great! Havent faced any problem with any electrical stuff. Would love to add an extra horn soon.

Brakes:

Havent done any high speed emergency braking till date but I am pretty happy with the bite & feedback.
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Would love to add an extra horn soon.
If you feel the need, add the exact replica of what the bike comes with. It should be suffice.

Reminds me as to how I am everyday dodging (_______) on our roads with one horn.

Can't put another.
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How has your experience been with the rear tyres? They look very skinny. I'm sure you may find the difference as you've been driving the Avenger.

Just a little curious to know.
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How has your experience been with the rear tyres? They look very skinny. I'm sure you may find the difference as you've been driving the Avenger.

Just a little curious to know.
Dont think its that skinny. It does it work pretty good and I would rate it 3.5/5. It never scared me during braking or 80kmph rides with pillion.

Avenger's tyres scares me on curves more! On highway its a different story; but I guess you should compare these two.
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Almost at 8500kms after an year. Gets 60kmpl plus though I dont check the correct figures.

I guess the max is approx 89.3kmph ( used gpslogger on BB) . This was no sweat ride. It might have done a bit more if I could have waited or stuff.

Best is to ride at 80kmph top. Gotta say that the engine is lovely even at these speed for a 110cc.

linky for reference : Honda Twister Max Speed - Google Maps
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Odo @ 9500Kms

Damn Honda's a.s.s. ! Had to use the bike without battery for a month. One fine day horn etc stopped working and issue was diagnosed as a battery issue. They had to sent the battery to HQ to get it fixed/replaced!
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Hi JKD,

Just saw this. Sorry you are having a bother with the Honda a.s.s. Which one is that - the TVM one

The photos looks nice - Sherttala ?

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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Odo @ 9500Kms

Damn Honda's a.s.s. ! Had to use the bike without battery for a month. One fine day horn etc stopped working and issue was diagnosed as a battery issue. They had to sent the battery to HQ to get it fixed/replaced!
I had the same issue. But in my case they replaced the battery within a week.
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Hi JKD,

Just saw this. Sorry you are having a bother with the Honda a.s.s. Which one is that - the TVM one

The photos looks nice - Sherttala ?

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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Shertalla a.s.s. (Shyamas or so).

Pix at Shertalla.
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Odo @ 9500Kms

Damn Honda's a.s.s. ! Had to use the bike without battery for a month. One fine day horn etc stopped working and issue was diagnosed as a battery issue. They had to sent the battery to HQ to get it fixed/replaced!
My unicorn's battery was replaced 2 years ago. Last week exactly 5 days were left for the battery's warranty to go and lo! Rpm, Horn, Hi-low beam everything stopped functioning

Mines a self start. Checked with the dealer and he says soldering required for one terminal which is almost impossible now i feel, because after having a look the acid seems to have eaten away whatever the terminal needs to hold on stay attached to the battery.
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I had the same issue. But in my case they replaced the battery within a week.

Twister? Location makes a difference I guess. I remember Honda advertising something new about Twister battery and air filter when they launched it.

And what mileage do you get?

Anyway, Twister sells a lot and they shouldnt do this to customers. This is where HH or Hero rules.

My Avenger which I recently sold ( 2005 model) had nil issues till date. The built quality was great.The new gen Honda CBR 250 will be ashamed if it sees my Avenger. I also has to say that even with the engine mod on Avenger it gave me no issues and was bloody great to ride.

Will miss it !
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Twister? Location makes a difference I guess. I remember Honda advertising something new about Twister battery and air filter when they launched it.
Yup, I own a Twister itself.

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And what mileage do you get?
I get 50-55 riding in Bangalore traffic. How about you?
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Hi JKDas, How is your twister doing? Could you please post more details on why was the battery replaced?
I just booked for a twister and should be getting delivery Next week.
I wanted a city bike and found twister to meet my needs well, except for its looks (IMO - best suited for a college youth).
I had shortlisted SS125 and CB shine. After test riding CB shine was not impressed as the initial pickup was lacking compared to Twister and also the mileage on twister is better and weight is lighter.
SS125 dropped due to the service centres are very less and very far from my house!
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